Experience the beauty and magic of the Andes while practicing yoga and riding horses in one of the greenest places on earth. Surrounded by nature and volcanoes, you will dive into quality time with yourself and live the beautiful present moment. Horses are amazing teachers and course perfect for exploring the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes. Every day of yoga, meditation and activities, you will get closer to nature, to horses and finally, closer to you.
On your first day you will arrive at the airport in Quito and in the afternoon have a private transport drop you off at the Hosteria PapaGayo Cotopaxi, our retreat location. Here you will be welcomed with a fresh juice and settle in. At night you will enjoy a delicious dinner and we will have an opening ceremony with the group.
Today you will start with a meditation and journaling. Afterwards follows a delicious breakfast and after a small break a Vinyasa flow class. In the late morning you will start getting to know our horses, we will do a class of natural horsemanship and go for a ride in the surrounding nature. After lunch you will have some time for yourself and in the afternoon enjoy a refreshing detox juice and a Yoga Nidra class. A nutritious dinner is served at night.
The third day starts with a meditation, journaling and a Hatha Yoga class. Afterwards follows a nutritious breakfast and the trip into the beautiful Cotopaxi National Park! Here you will enjoy a walk/hike and have stunning views of deep Andes landscapes. Hopefully we will also spot some wild animals! Once back in the Hosteria you will have a delicious detox juice. A Yin Yoga class follows in the late afternoon and dinner is served at night.
The day starts with a meditation and journaling. After breakfast and a small break you will work all the muscles of your body in a Bikram style class – no worries, with enough Savasana afterwards in order to fully relax. In the late morning we will go on a ride exploring the close by villages and country side roads, going up to some higher fields for gorgeous views across the Avenue of the Volcanoes. After your delicious detox juice in the afternoon you will have a slow Vinyasa class and write a mission statement for yourself. A delicious dinner is served at night.
Your last day starts with a meditation and journaling. After breakfast you will have one last Yin/Yang class before packing up and heading back home. A private transport will take you back to the airport.
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Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.